Hollywood actress Patricia Medina dies

2012-05-03 09:08

Los Angeles - The actress who became a Hollywood leading lady in the 1950s opposite Glenn Ford, Alan Ladd, Karl Malden and Fernando Lamas has died in Los Angeles. Patricia Medina was 92.

Her close friend, Meredith Silverbach, told the Los Angeles Times that Medina had been in declining health and that she died on Saturday.

The British-born actress was the widow of actor Joseph Cotton.

She arrived in Hollywood after World War II and initially signed with the MGM studios.

She played lead roles in Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion in 1950, Sangaree with Lamas in 1953, Plunder of the Sun with Ford in 1953, Botany Bay with Ladd in 1953 and Phantom of the Rue Morgue with Malden in 1954.

Medina wrote an autobiography, Laid Back in Hollywood, in 1998.